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How Exercise Makes Me Feel

Put those endorphins to the test. Draw how you feel one hour before and one hour after exercising.

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Resource Info

Most of us are aware of the connection between exercise and mental health, but did you know that activity levels in children drastically drop off from age 7?

We want to help children understand that exercise is not just good for their physical health - but also their mental health too! This resource encourages children to get active and help them learn all about how exercise improves their mood.

We've created this resource to help children learn about the impact of exercise on their emotions firsthand - so let's put those endorphins to the test in this fun experiment!

Directions: Have your child log their emotions 1 hour before commencing an activity or sport, and 1 hour after finishing. What do they notice? Have their emotions changed? Do they feel different? You could do this experiment as many times as you wish, trying out different sports and activities to see which ones help lift your little one's mood the most!

About this resource:

How Exercise Makes Me Feel is an interactive worksheet designed for children aged 5-11 to explore and document the impact of exercise on their mental well-being.

The purpose of this worksheet is to help children understand the relationship between exercise and mental health. By reflecting on their emotions and drawing their feelings before and after physical activity, children can gain insights into the positive effects of exercise on their well-being. This activity promotes the idea that exercise can be a powerful tool for improving mental health and encourages children to prioritise physical activity in their daily lives.

• Age Range: 5-11 years
• Interactive Worksheet: Provides a structured format for children to draw and express their emotions before and after exercising.
• Valuable for parents, professionals, and teachers seeking to educate children about the benefits of exercise for mental health.

Benefits

How Exercise Makes Me Feel offers a fun and experiential learning opportunity for children to discover the connection between exercise and their emotions. By participating in this activity, children can develop a deeper understanding of how physical activity positively affects their mental well-being. This resource encourages a proactive approach to mental health, emphasising the importance of regular exercise.

Engages children in a creative exercise where they can express their emotions through drawing.

Highlights the link between exercise and improved mental well-being, encouraging children to embrace physical activity as a tool for enhancing their emotional state.

It serves as a valuable resource for parents, professionals, and teachers who want to educate children about the benefits of exercise for mental health. Discover the power of this interactive worksheet in promoting a proactive approach to mental well-being and encourage children to complete regular physical activity.